Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
West Bromwich Albion welcome Stoke City to the Hawthorns for this weekend’s league meeting. The Baggies saw their recent winning run end during the previous weekend and this has witnessed them drop two points behind the playoff spots. Stoke have been on the rise after a poor start to the season and they are presently a couple of points clear of the dreaded drop. Follow all our predictions, odds, football betsand betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
West Brom saw a two-match winning streak end last weekend as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to high-flying Middlesbrough. They have since returned to winning ways after picking up a 2-1 win over Mansfield in the League Cup second round.
Stoke picked up their first league win of the season after outclassing Hull City by a 2-0 scoreline. They have since beaten Huddersfield Town by the same scoreline in the League Cup second round.
West Brom previously faced off against Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium in December 2017 where they suffered a 3-1 defeat. The last meeting at the Hawthorns ended in a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions would back a West Brom win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Bromwich Albion win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke are given a price of 3.75 for a second straight win but we are not backing them to do so. Stoke have faced the reality after dropping down a division and the visit to the Hawthorns may not do them any favours. West Brom have clearly had the edge over the visitors with three wins and one draw from the previous four home meetings and they should back themselves with the better scoring form this term. Our preview expects a West Brom win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Bromwich Albion win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City draw odds: 3.20
Stoke City win odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
The Hawthorns has clearly not been a happy hunting ground for Stoke and they have managed just one point since 2015. Both teams should find the net with no clean sheets between them but the Baggies should reign supreme after having netted twice the number of goals than Stoke this campaign. Our correct score prediction would back a West Brom 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Bromwich Albion 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
West Brom have made a mixed start at their homeground and they have witnessed over three goals in both of their league encounters. Stoke have taken a similar trend in both of their away trips and this should produce a high-scoring game between the sides. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jay Rodriguez has been West Brom’s most successful striker this season and he has already netted four goals from five appearances. The former Southampton man has also been the club’s designated penalty taker and this should enhance his chances of finding the scoresheet. He has netted three times in seven previous games against Stoke. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Rodriguez.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jay Rodriguez at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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